MOAPA, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) joined representatives from the Moapa Band of Paiutes, executives from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), as well as other community, government and energy industry leaders to celebrate the start of construction of the 250 Megawatt (MW)AC Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project. The project is located on the Moapa River Indian Reservation just north of Las Vegas, and has a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the LADWP to deliver clean, solar energy for 25 years to the City of Los Angeles.I can't seem to find anything that ties the recent kerfuffle involving BLM and this particular parcel.
UPDATE: Breitbart has an article that says the lands involved with Sen. Reid's son's crony capitalism are more than 20 miles away from Bundy's lands. This makes it quite a stretch to claim anything but coincidence. The Breitbart article suggests that whatever legitimate concerns both sides might have, there is plenty of gray involving both BLM and Bundy's assertions of being completely in the right.
UPDATE 2: A reader points to a since scrubbed federal document that indicates that Bundy's grazing laws were needed as environmental mitigation for a solar power project.